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ADVOCATING FOR SENIORS' NUTRITIONAL NEEDS, OVERALL HEALTH AND INDEPENDENCE THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA

ABOUT MEALS ON WHEELS CALIFORNIA

Meals on Wheels California (MOWCA) is a newly established association affiliated with Meals on Wheels America. Our mission is to create a unified voice of nutrition providers in California and broaden the impact of our programs that improve the lives of seniors, adults with disabilities and their families. We serve over 17 million meals a year statewide and the need is growing. 

MOWCA advances legislation and policies that strengthen programs that provide home-delivered and group setting (congregate) meals, the volunteers who make them happen and the seniors they serve. We must ensure that California is able to meet the growing number of seniors who need the support that enables them to live more nourished lives with the independence and dignity they deserve.

2019 POLICY, BUDGET & LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

TOO MANY SENIORS IN CALIFORNIA ARE STRUGGLING
TO STAY INDEPENDENT AND HEALTHY

SENIORS STRUGGLING IN CALIFORNIA

1,060,304 (14%) ARE THREATENED BY HUNGER 

1,544,207 (21%) ARE LIVING ALONE

794,060 (11%) ARE IN POVERTY

MEALS ON WHEELS CALIFORNIA GOALS

  • Advocate for funding on the State and Federal Level
  • Operate in California to support Meals on Wheels America, and other networks to advance our issues in Washington – especially the Older Americans Act, Medicare/Medicaid, and other food security policy and funding issues
  • Serve as a watchdog in Sacramento to ensure policies that advance the needs of our clients and programs
  • Lead and educate the public through information in the media and elevate the awareness and importance of nutrition programs
  • Collaborate to collect and disseminate data at the State Level
  • Support other coalitions to advance education, resources, and partnerships

UPCOMING EVENTS

JOIN US FOR OUR INAUGURAL CONFERENCE 

TUESDAY, MARCH 13-14, 2018 | SACRAMENTO, CA

Registration is now open for MOWCA's Inaugural Conference – Waves of the Future – that will be held on March 13 - 14, 2019 at the Delta King Riverboat Hotel and Conference Center located on the water in Old Town Sacramento. The conference will explore innovations in technology, fundraising and programs, and lessons in advocacy. This two-day learning will feature three tracks of sessions with prestigious speakers from government, aging services, nonprofit leadership, and member agencies, as well as other experts. The conference will culminate in meetings with lawmakers at the Capitol. Join Meals on Wheels agencies throughout California to build relationships, share insights, and savor the experience.
REGISTER NOW

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!

Reserve your room at the Delta King Riverboat Hotel today by calling 916-379-5006 or contacting Sara Smyth at ssmyth@deltaking.com. Be sure to mention MOWCA to get our special rate.

 

JOIN MEALS ON WHEELS CALIFORNIA TODAY

ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

Organizational Membership is open to nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies in California engaged directly in the provision of meals and/or nutrition services predominantly to the senior population. Each member organization may name an individual who is the primary contact to receive all communications/emails and have voting rights.

CONTACT US

Holly Hagler 
President, Meals on Wheels California
CEO, SeniorServ, Orange County, CA
714-229-3355
hhagler@seniorserv.org